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Daniel Menche and Joe Preston: Cerberic Doxology

a single piece statement from joe preston and daniel menche, and an epic tome carved from some form of primordial stone. as an album containing a regular cd audio side in addition to a dvd audio/video side, this release breathes life musically and visually on three different planes of existence.

first, as a 25 minute audio recording, which is born of a vocal chant evocation from both joe and daniel, of which layers expand, contract, and weave within each other in an otherworldly, mysterious dronescape, in a way that feels like a moment of mystical/mythical creation akin to gyorgy ligeti‚Äôs introduction to the monolith, in the film 2001 (or ash williams’ mispronunciation of the necronomicon and it s results, if you prefer) ;

second (on side 2 of this cd/dvd dualdisc), as dvd audio, specifically mastered for this intent, which enables the absolute full range of the recordings high and lows to be acutely present, thus expanding an already head shrinking experience ;

and third, as the dvd audio with a full length video, culled from footage of the mysterious landscape of the pacific northwest, exibiting its terrain, vocanic activity and atmospheric disturbances, from obscure locations throughout the region, in addition of footage of sam hill’s stonehenge memorial located in southeastern washington state. the visuals, combined with the unusually forceful subtleties of the audio makes this an experience to behold a multitude of occasions, with different effect, depending on one’s mindframe.

cerberic doxology is presented as a cd/dvd dualdisc, packaged within a standard cd jewel case, with a large front sticker stating each artist’s name and affiliation, along with a clear descriptor of the format’s regular cd as well as dvd capabilities.

points of note: joe preston is a veteran of so many exponential acts, he should have a game named after him called “six degrees of joe preston”. a few of these include melvins, snakepit, earth, thrones, sunn, high on fire, & harvey milk. the last of which has just completed a highly toughted release on hydra head, along with a comprehensive us tour. you could play “six degrees of daniel menche” as well. some of his recent collabs include an album on mego with kevin drumm, an album on betalactam ring with andrew lilles, and and an album on alien 8 with zbigniew karkowski. this is only an accounting of the last 12 months in a carrer that goes back to the 80’s, containing scores of individual releases.




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